Belkin announces wireless HD transmitter that gives 1080p resolution to any HDTV in the home

It seems such a shame to have a wonderful sleek new HDTV only to be restricted in where you can place – or suffer an unsightly trail of cable and clutter.

Now Belkin have come up with a solution – albeit at a price – that wirelessly connects devices such as Blu-ray players, receivers, video-game consoles, and set-top boxes to HDTVs and projectors, transmitting a high-definition 1080p True Cinema picture resolution.

The FlyWire wireless HDMI hub, which uses the 5GHz band to output a full 1080p signal, cost US$999.99 for the full version, which can broadcast around a typical home.

There’s also a smaller single-room alternative – the FlyWire R1 – which comes in at US$699.99.
Hanoz Gandhi, VP of Products for Belkin, said the device the limitations as to where HDTVs can be placed and a room littered with cables.

The company says that as FlyWire does not compress video, it transmits content without lag – definitely a must for gaming.
FlyWire’s SD card slot also allows for upgrade and expansion options.

Inputs include three HDMI, two component and one composite. There is also an HDMI output.
It automatically finds a clear channel to operate on, so minimising interference with other wireless devices.
FlyWire will be available this October, with the R1 expected in early 2009. UK availability and pricing is still to be announced.

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